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What does the hpqste08.exe file do?

The hpqste08.exe process is also known as HP CUE Status Root and is a part of HP Digital Imaging or, as the case may be, Adobe Flash Player (Version 10 ActiveX). This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Co (www.hp.com) or, as the case may be, Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpqste08.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about hpqste08.exe HP CUE Status Root

hpqste08.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file hpqste08.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 168,960 bytes (38% of all these files), 184,320 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The hpqste08 file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 23% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves hpqste08.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about hpqste08?

Seems to cause "Server Busy" error messages.
It Belongs to your printer, leave it alone
from your printer.(HP)
Not necessary. Do updates manually and eliminate this.
Anthony R Rasmus III
My file crashed and than I had dsl connection problems, had to reboot all the time

Summary: 15 users judge hpqste08.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted hpqste08.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall HP Digital Imaging or Adobe Flash Player

To remove HP CUE Status Root from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate HP Digital Imaging or Adobe Flash Player in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if hpqste08.exe (HP CUE Status Root) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of HP CUE Status Root. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP CUE Status Root or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or hpqste08.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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